By MdC Suingue
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This is one of the instances when our other podcast, Caipirinha Libre, ends up influencing its older sibling, the Caipirinha Appreciation Society show. We interviewed a prominent Brazilian civil-rights activist based in Barcelona about the activities to be held in "Black November", the local version of the "Mês da Consciência Negra" : a series of events meant to promote awareness about what it means to be black in modern-day Brazil. Since the date also commemorates the anniversary of the death of Zumbi, we put together a playlist focusing on the iconic leader of Palmares, a 17th-century runaway-slave community. That got us thinking and researching, and the resulting episodes of both podcasts are great listens. If you can understand the Spanish, you should give
Caipirinha Libre a go (links below):
Our vids of the week are:
-Leci Brandão - Olodum, Força Divina
Here Leci Brandão, singer, politician and activist sings one of her hits back in the 80s in a TV show called Milk Shake.
-Zezé Motta - Senhora Liberdade
In this historic video the singer and actress Zezé Motta sings the emblematic samba composed by Nei Lopes e Wilson Moreira with none less than Paulinho da Viola playing the 'cavaquinho'.
- Toni Tornado - Sou Negro
Long before becoming an actor, Toni Tornado was a reference in the black movement for his energetic performances as a soul man introducing the American style funk and soul in Brazilian TV and mainstream.
-Lazzo Matumbi - 14 de Maio
This is a 'a cappella' version of this reggae sung/spoken by the author that our friend Franciel Cruz, who we interviewed in the Caipirinha Libre 166 when he was releasing his book Íngresia', referred to. It was recorded in the Brazilian Congress when he was receiving a medal in 2016.
All that right below the complete playlist of CAS 498 !
Leci Brandão - Olodum, Força Divina
Zezé Motta - Senhora Liberdade
Toni Tornado - Sou Negro
Lazzo Matumbi - 14 de Maio